Holiday Cookies

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Date Nut Chocolate Chip Meringues

by on September 26, 2013 · 5 comments

Date Nut Meringue Cookies

I probably should have held off until December to post this because it’s the perfect “cookie exchange” cookie, but I’m not that patient and life is short. Plus, this recipe is perfect for fall when my favorite nuts are in season. Of course if you live somewhere where different nuts are in season, use those. […]


Published on September 26, 2013
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No-Almond Rainbow Cookies

by on December 17, 2011 · 7 comments

rainbow cookies

If you like the idea of rainbow cookies but aren’t a fan of almond flavor, here’s a version from Taste of Home which uses ground macadamia nuts in place of the almond paste and rum extract for almond. I tried the recipe today and found it a little easier than the others.  The batter was […]


Published on December 17, 2011
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Toasted Almond Cantuccini

by on November 21, 2011 · 7 comments

Almond Biscotti

In Italy I learned that the twice baked cookies we call “biscotti” are actually “cantuccini” or “cantucci”. They’re sold in coffee shops, served at the end of meals at restaurants, and made with different nuts, flavorings and types of flour. It’s the type of cookie people like to put a twist on, so when Pillsbury […]


Published on November 21, 2011
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Simple Holiday Cookies

by on December 4, 2010 · 11 comments


Fuzz started a new school this year and so far I haven’t baked anything for the teachers. Last week the school put out a call for homemade cookies, so I guess it’s time. You’d think choosing a cookie would be easy since I bake every day, but it seems having too many recipes makes it […]


Published on December 4, 2010
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Holly Jolly Peanut Butter Cookies

by on November 19, 2010 · 13 comments

M&M peanut butter cookies

Holly Jolly Peanut Butter Cookies


Published on November 19, 2010
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Iced Anise Cookies

by on December 8, 2009 · 17 comments


Anise is an ancient spice used throughout the world as a medicine, flavoring, aphrodisiac and even in magic. Drinking anise infused tea was said to increase psychic ability and keeping seeds in your pocket would ward off the evil eye. But mostly, anise  attracts. Hunters use it to lure deer, 16th century mice ate it, […]


Published on December 8, 2009
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Pan de Polvo

by on December 6, 2009 · 20 comments


Growing up in San Antonio, I ate my share of Mexican cookies. My favorites were the powdered sugar coated polverones — Mexican sugar cookies that dissolved in your mouth like dust (polvo). Today’s cookies were a little different than the ones I remember. They weren’t quite as crumbly, yet had a light …


Published on December 6, 2009
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cinnamon snowballs

Today’s first recipe (because it’s been a slow week and I’ve had the luxury of going crazy in the kitchen), is adapted from an old Southern Living annual. It’s a snowball cookie with a twist – cinnamon and corn flakes. I’ve made plenty of snowballs in my life, but never with corn flakes, and with […]


Published on August 6, 2009